MEET THE LEWIS EADY TEAM
JOHN EADY - MD
| PIANO SPECIALIST |
Growing up John was a capable student and talented sportsman, but it was in music that he excelled; specifically the clarinet. He passed his LTCL & LRSM diplomas while still at school, and was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Royal College of Music in London where he studied performance and teaching for four years. After graduating, John lived the life of a touring musician in Europe for several years, before returning to New Zealand. He was involved in several of his own businesses and then joined his father at Lewis Eady in 2001. John is now the fourth family member to own Lewis Eady and as Managing Director he has overall responsibility for the Lewis Eady group.
| GUITAR SPECIALIST |
Edward hails from the wind swept plains of mid-Canterbury and began his musical journey by singing popular TV themes to his family before joining school choirs and fronting his first band to compete in the Smokefree Rock Quest. Guitar is Edward’s priority instrument although over the last three years he has toured internationally as a multi instrumentalist for some of New Zealand’s leading indie bands. Currently he performs and records his own music under the name Dictaphone Blues.
| MUSIC SCHOOL MANAGER |
Miranda is responsible for the Music School which currently delivers music lessons to almost 1300 students weekly at 30 Auckland partner primary, intermediate and secondary schools and at the Lewis Eady Music Centre in Remuera. Forever grateful for being gifted the opportunity to learn music as a youngster and a firm believer that everyone is musical, Miranda is firmly committed to enabling access to music for as many children as possible. Miranda is Mum to Bianca, Valentina, Gabriella and Matteus and enjoys golf and skiing in her spare time.
| MUSIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR |
Cheryl joined Lewis Eady in 2006 as Music School Administrator. She is responsible for ensuring the smooth delivery of lessons to almost 1200 Lewis Eady Music School students every week at our Music Centre and at our 21 partner Auckland schools. Cheryl is a passionate classical music fan and has been involved in contemporary dance all her life. After hours she teaches contemporary creative dance at her studio Mendl Dance Studios. Cheryl has three adult sons.
| ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT |
Phil has been with Lewis Eady for more than 11 years, working with the accounts/administration. With his wife Nonita of more than 20 years, they have two children who have been through the Lewis Eady Music School. While not at work Phil enjoys the outdoors such as cycling, swimming & hiking; exploring new places with his family and looking after his Flemish Giant rabbits. Phil is also involved with the local and overseas Christian community.
| CHARITABLE TRUST ADMINISTRATOR |
In 2009, a year after the Lewis Eady Charitable Trust was first established, Sharon joined as Administrator, a part-time role managing the day to day activities of the Trust along with coordinating Lewis Eady music contests, competitions and events. Married to architect and Rotarian Ron Seeto, they have two daughters (both studied piano through Lewis Eady Music School). Sharon has been involved with fundraising for the Starship Foundation for many years and when not at work, you'll probably find her relaxing on Waiheke Island.